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May 14, 2021

Off and surfing in the Quiky Pro France

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MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

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Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

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Joel Parkinson. Photo ASP–Kelly Cestari.

Coolangatta Joel Parkinson secured a last-minute Round 2 victory during the Quiksilver Pro France when he defeated wildcard Marc Lacomare in the dying seconds to advance into Round 3.

In earlier rounds, Taj Burrow (Yallingup, WA) advanced into Round 3 in France.  In the third heat of the day Burrow posted a heat total of 16.80 points (out of a possible 20.00) to defeat Bede Durbidge (AUS) and Marc Lacomare (FRA) and advanced into Round 3.

The lack of decent swell has meant several lay days – organisers will reassess the waves on Tuesday. The Quiky Pro France has a waiting period from September 26 to October 6.

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Taj Burrow. Photo ASP–Kelly Cestari.

 

 


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